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Subject: Good Edition
This Excellent Edition has now been uploaded.
Those who read Farsi/Iranian seem to have a deep appreciation for its scholarship and high literary value seem to value the original versions of Henry Martyn more than some of the modern editions .
These links do NOT directly link you to any download, only to the page.
The 1837 Martyn Edition is divided in 9 sections
They can be found by typing (cut and paste):
“1837 Iranian Farsi Persian Perse New Nouveau Testament Iran”
The first 3 pages are:
There is also an Arabic Testament. The Arabic New Testament of Cornelius Van Dyck is available in 3 Downloads. (Arabic and Persian are not the same language though both do use arabic script)
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Subject: Henry Martyn's Persian Gospel of John
This is the 4th edition of Henry Martyn's translation of John's Gospel. His underlying Greek text is the Textus Receptus, which is the superior and preserved text in Greek. He used generally a formal equivalency method of translation. These 2 factors mean that this translation is a superior edition to all the modern Persian Bibles. This edition was revised 2 more times, and finally there was a far greater revision made by Robert Bruce in 1895, which was based on an Eclectic text, and therefore departed from the stance of Martyn. However, the method of Bruce's translation was formal equivalency even stricter to Martyn's. The Trinitarian Bible Society has printed a revision of 1895 John's Gospel text and has reverted it back to the Textus Receptus Greek Text. However another revision is being done from the 6th edition of Martyn's and the 1895 edition. So finally it will supersede all the previous and the current version to the glory of Christ, who the Word of God, made flesh. This PDF edition of the 4th Edition is a great blessing, and helps to see the development in Martyn's text. I would only ask the publishers to make the rest of the New Testament available online. Thank you.
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